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Esmeralda's Café

4.7

15 15 N Pointe Dr
Durham, NC 27705
Phone: (919) 864-8007
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Photo of Allie Grey Allie Grey
Apr 6, 2019 5

Esmeralda's is a very friendly and welcoming locally owned cafe and it just happens to be one of the hidden gems in Northgate Mall! A diverse selection of tea's, different types of coffee's and juice's here! They have great food at reasonable prices. There is always fresh pastries and fresh fruit to choose from! This place has a surprising big menu for a cafe in a mall. If you haven't been here yet you should really check it out!

Photo of Jenni Crespo Jenni Crespo
Jun 12, 2019 5

Fabulous spot,the ladies are so nice and my daughter and I love coming here when we visit the mall or the movies

Photo of Erick Saavedra Erick Saavedra
Apr 27, 2019 5

If you haven’t try this place, try it today! This place is really good! I tried the Baliadas and Horchata Frappe. Honestly I never thought a place like this would sale good Baliadas but they are petty good. A little pricey but the Tortillas de Harina are Homemade. This place is great!

Photo of Barbara Ilie Barbara Ilie
Jan 7, 2019 5

The homemade cheesecake is divine. Good coffee. Casual and inviting atmosphere with fresh and from scratch breakfast/lunch/dinner options. Their baleadas, a traditional Honduran dish consisting of a flour tortilla folded over with a variety of tasty fillings, are a treat. Their quesadillas are kid-friendly but also tasty tasty enough for the adults.

Photo of Charlotte Dungan Charlotte Dungan
Dec 15, 2018 5

Best breakfast burrito in Durham and good coffee too. Easy access from the back entrance of the mall. This is a hidden gem of Durham!

Photo of Oru The Infinite Oru The Infinite
Aug 19, 2018 5

What a cool little place! The girl we spoke to is the owner's daughter, and she is super cool. Down to earth type, polite, friendly! And the food is the epitome of warm, comfort food. Filling, freaking delicious and AWESOMELY affordable. So. Good.

Photo of Anna Castle Anna Castle
Aug 20, 2019 5

So happy a place like this was opened at the mall!

Photo of Veronica Parks Veronica Parks
Nov 3, 2019 5

The best croissant sandwich I've had in a long time!

Photo of Mike Howard Mike Howard
Oct 28, 2019 5

Nice People Great food.

Photo of Ayana Ayana
Mar 9, 2020 5

The breakfast sandwich options are superb, seriously. I happened to have a piece of the breakfast croissant sandwich shared with me, every since then I have been hooked ! It’s cooked to perfection, a real fried egg, bacon, sausage, peppers, onions and cheese on a light toasted croissant! Ohh myyy. I hate that it’s soo good to be honest. Also, the lady that operates the shop is pretty sweet. Give them a try....!

Photo of Erick Saavedra Erick Saavedra
Apr 27, 2019 5

If you haven’t try this place, try it today! This place is really good! I tried the Baliadas and Horchata Frappe. Honestly I never thought a place like this would sale good Baliadas but they are petty good. A little pricey but the Tortillas de Harina are Homemade. This place is great!

Photo of Ayana Ayana
Mar 9, 2020 5

The breakfast sandwich options are superb, seriously. I happened to have a piece of the breakfast croissant sandwich shared with me, every since then I have been hooked ! It’s cooked to perfection, a real fried egg, bacon, sausage, peppers, onions and cheese on a light toasted croissant! Ohh myyy. I hate that it’s soo good to be honest. Also, the lady that operates the shop is pretty sweet. Give them a try....!

Photo of Dulce Maria Dulce Maria
Feb 1, 2017 5

Best Experience at a Cafe yet! Great service and food is delicious. Clean and well maintained. Really do recommend this cafe. The coffee is great and served in a lovely cup and with lovely designs. Also very reasonable prices.

Photo of Dan Kujo Dan Kujo
Dec 18, 2020 4

Donuts were wonderful! Tacos were good. Looking forward to trying breakfast.

Photo of Prasuna Sannala Prasuna Sannala
Dec 30, 2020 5

Best taste of Spanish flan and creamy hot chocolate . Thank you guys!

Photo of Goht VanDenBrink Goht VanDenBrink
Dec 28, 2020 5

Tasty coffee. Yummy paninis, friendly service

Photo of Barbara Ilie Barbara Ilie
Jan 14, 2021 5

The homemade cheesecake is divine. Good coffee. Casual and inviting atmosphere with fresh and from scratch breakfast/lunch/dinner options. Their baleadas, a traditional Honduran dish consisting of a flour tortilla folded over with a variety of tasty fillings, are a treat. Their quesadillas are kid-friendly but also tasty enough for the adults.

Photo of america NAVA america NAVA
Jan 9, 2021 5

They have the best Hispanic-Latino coffee I have try !! The paninis are amazing and super tasty. Friendly and very helpful service, we’ll definitely explore more of this restaurant in the future

Photo of Joi Whittington Joi Whittington
Jan 13, 2021 5

So glad this spot opened up - across the street from Costco - after Northgate Mall closed. They have expanded their menu to include some incredible lunch and dinner items. I tried the tonadas and WOW - the plantain chips were soft, almost like steak fries. And the special sauce that the chicken was drenched in was delicious! They also sell Jarritos and of course their yummy donuts and other pastries!

Photo of Ana DM Ana DM
Jan 6, 2021 5

Sus frappes están deliciosos. They speak Spanish and English too. Their chocolate chunk cookies are really good. Everything there is homemade. Recomiendo el frappe tropical, está riquísimo!

Photo of Ivette Zarate Ivette Zarate
Jan 28, 2021 5

Super delicious! This is the best breakfast meal we've had on the road in years! Very filling and worth every penny! I will definitely come back any time I'm in the area.

Photo of brenda flores brenda flores
Jan 19, 2021 5

Delicious food! Didn’t have time to take a picture. But had Very good coffee and they have a nice staff!

Photo of Ken Ray (mrkenray) Ken Ray (mrkenray)
Feb 10, 2021 5

A whole lot of menu on offer. Empenadas are delicious...unlike any I've had elsewhere. Staff is friendly, food came out fast.

Photo of Tyler Cooper Tyler Cooper
Feb 15, 2021 5

Great cafe, glad to see it open. Well kept, clean, and the staff are polite. Now that they are open in the new location, they have plenty of room.

Photo of Gary Sunderland Gary Sunderland
Mar 9, 2021 5

Very good. I was surprised. Had the Pesto Panini, awesome flavor. We will be back soon.

Photo of Melissa Palomar Melissa Palomar
Mar 27, 2021 5

I come here every other Saturday with my family for brunch. The staff is friendly and family owned. The dishes are always flavorful, and we already have a few favorites. They have teas, coffees, frappes, and can drinks. House made donuts that are always yummy and huge, and sometimes they have cake or cheesecake. I hear there's karaoke on Saturday nights, but haven't made it that late yet. Been regulars since they were at their northgate location and glad they reopened again here at N Pointe.

Photo of Tameeka Norton Tameeka Norton
Apr 11, 2021 5

Food is super tasty...it has become a standard part of our breakfast rotation. Love the staff and the vibe. As someone who grew up eating sweet plantains, the Desayuno Catracho deluxe hits the spot!

Photo of M G M G
Mar 27, 2021 4

My husband and I stopped in for lunch last week while we were waiting for new tires at Costco. We had a lot of extra time to kill besides what it would take to do the shopping and we didn't want to eat the junk at Costco. We started out walking to some barbecue place a couple of blocks away but I saw that Esmeralda's was right there and thought we should go there instead. We're very glad we did! It's a simple, unassuming family-run business and both the service and the food were great. I ordered enchiladas and was pleasantly surprised to get a Honduran (I think) version that is very different from the wrapped Mexican ones but that were very good. The food was fresh, balanced and light but very satisfying. We also had some key lime pie for desert which was delicious but, having grown up in south Florida, I think could have had just a bit more lime to really nail it. I'd like to see the decor maybe a little more coherent and less kitschy but it was a casual, comfortable atmosphere and I'm looking forward to going back next time we go to Costco.

Photo of OMG ITZ FUSSION OMG ITZ FUSSION
May 15, 2021 5

Awesome place, good flavors, variety food from breakfast to dinner. price is a bit high but its worth the money, big portions. My first time here , im definitely coming back and bringing my friends. Support the small local businesses.

Photo of Isaura Figueroa Munoz Isaura Figueroa Munoz
May 15, 2021 5

DELICIOUS! RIQUÍSIMO! Totally satisfied with the customer-oriented employees they are friendly and dedicated. ❤️ second time here and will be coming back!

Photo of Chester Capps Chester Capps
Jul 19, 2021 5

6:30am waffle house turned me away for cleaning floors, IHOP closed even though schedule said open. Saw Esmeralda's on a Goggle search. I was the only person there. Coffee was great with a Starbucks touch. Omelette and Toast was great and FULL of stuff even though the ham was sandwich deli style ham. Will be back. People seem great too.

Photo of Danielle James Danielle James
Jul 13, 2021 5

This place is a hidden gem! Spicy salsa and amazing breakfast burritos. I will most definitely be back. Oxox